You’ve made a film – congratulations. Are you hitting brick walls at film festivals? Every year about this time I start getting emails from filmmakers complaining about their treatment at the hands of film festival programmers who have skipped over their film. There’s even professional advisers who train disgruntled filmmakers how to do better with […]
Interested in making a web series? Try animation! Animated web shorts have been growing massively in popularity over the years. Why? An animated web series is a fantastic way to engage an audience on so many levels. They are relatable, funny, colourful, dramatic, and sure to attract a crowd. A huge advantage web shorts have, […]
Is Virtual Reality another fad? 360Photography, also known as Virtual reality (VR) photography, has made a major footprint on digital culture in the last few years, and was one of 2016’s biggest new advancements in the way we create and consume media content. The products being manufactured to supply this hot new demand have been […]
There’s never been a better time to make a film. There are hundreds of film analysis videos online that will help you understand what film as a medium is all about, as many posts about the state of the industry, and what the trends are. You can make a film on your mobile -in fact one […]
Don’t set yourself up for disappointment by making vague New Year’s resolutions. Make specific achievable goals you can measure.
2016 has been a bumpy year. (It’s no surprise, I still like euphemisms as much as I did same time last year.) 2017 seems equally daunting, news-wise. But filmmaking-wise? Meh. 2016 hasn’t been bad, really. We’ve had some amazing events at Raindance, all the way to the BIFAs a few weeks away. And there’s plenty […]
As a filmmaker you can never have enough gadgets and there are some really nifty things to make your film shoots run more smoothly. Why not treat yourself or that special filmmaker in your life with one of these gizmos? Director’s Notebook Cost? £7.49 Planning is key to any good film shoot, this notebook makes […]
Raindance founder Elliot Grove list’s his favourite things of 2016.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Colourful lights are set, stars shine bright, people exchange gifts… Awards season is upon us. After the announcement of the Golden Globes nominations, we need to brace ourselves for the next weeks, when more “surprises”, “shocking snubs” and “shoo-ins” are announced for the horse race of the […]
For the first time ever, Forbes Magazine held a short film festival aimed at talented under 30s, the results of which were announced earlier in the month. Whilst this, in and of itself, is not particularly noteworthy, their decision to include a ‘Shot on a Cellphone’ category was, bringing to the fore once more just […]
These are troubled times. Hatred is on the rise and division seems to be the only constant in the news. Film -especially independent film- has a crucial part to play in this day and age. At the British Independent Film Awards, we honoured I, Daniel Blake, a film whose relevance and necessity is harrowing to […]
A treatment can be a useful document to have, whether you’re looking to use it as a roadmap of your story before writing or as a way to build interest in a spec script. Unfortunately there’s rarely any specific agreement on how to lay out a treatment for industry consumption. Worse, many mix up “treatment” […]